The Factory began its journey to combat retail monotony as an independent project founded in 2013. Its vision is to develop an alternative to mainstream malls and retail outlets. The Factory is a unique destination in the heart of Norwood, within walking distance of Houghton, located on the Corner of Grant Ave and Nellie Road that promotes arts, crafts, design and music. It is a venue that hosts a variety of artistic exhibitions, functions and events, in collaboration with performing artists, craftsmen and women as well as retail direct to the public. While we hope to continue attracting some of the top exponents, it is also our intention to have fun and provide a platform for new and emerging talent too.
The Factory is a place to meet and enjoy, to be inspired and to share ideas over breakfast, lunch or supper. We don’t want a static venue and hope that it evolves over time and we also plan to have regular changes in themes and moods to keep it alive and interesting.